There aren’t many places in Dubai that you can eat and drink to your heart’s content for less than 100 AED, but we have discovered a restaurant in Bur Dubai that offers delicious food, free flowing house beverages, and a warm, buzzing ambience – all for 99 AED.

The Sizzling Wok – based in the Citymax Hotel, Bur Dubai – offers its ‘Ying & Yang’ unlimited set menu every night. Based on the Chinese philosophy of ‘balance’ the set menu changes every night and includes a soup, appetiser, main courses and sides, and a dessert – and customers can order as much as they like between 8pm and 10pm, along with unlimited house beverages.

It might not compete with the setting of those 5* hotels on the other end of town, but we were instantly impressed with the comfortable booths, warm colour palette, and oriental décor. By 9pm, almost every table was filled, which lent the restaurant a great atmosphere.

We started with Hoi Sin Vegetable soup – it was simple, yet full of flavour. Quickly afterwards, a traditional wooden box arrived at our table, filled with vegetable, seafood, and chicken Dim Sum. We can sometimes find Dim Sum a little heavy, but these were beautifully light and well seasoned.  Main courses were a table-filling selection of Red Thai Curry, Black Bean Lamb, Garlic Butter Fish, Rice, Noodles, and a deliciously crispy dish of green vegetables. We were starting to feel quite full, so it was a relief to discover that our desert was a selection of exotic fruit.

Don’t expect to be handed dishes that are groundbreaking nor complicated, as that simply isn’t what Sizzling Wok is about. But for an almost unbelievable price, you won’t be disappointed.
Sizzling Wok, Citymax Hotel, Bur Dubai. 04 407 8000.

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